The Fontana Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the Fontana city limits.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired, police said.

During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

----- IN ADDITION, every day through New Year's Day, the Fontana P.D. will have officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. This enforcement effort is part of a national campaign, Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over, intended to show zero tolerance for drunk driving and keep roads safe.

“This year has been challenging and difficult on all of us,” Sergeant David Lally said. “The last thing we need is more heartbreak and tragedy. Make the right choice by not driving impaired so everyone can have a safe holiday.”

Due to COVID-19, the state of California is asking residents to avoid large gatherings for the holidays to mitigate the spread of the virus.

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